I've been a volunteer with La Casa de las Madres for years and am still overwhelmed but the compassion and energy exhibited by everyone involved with this organization. Their approach is multi-faceted- offering immediate and continued support to empower survivors of domestic violence, while continuously reaching out to the community with innovative methods to educate and prevent the cycle of violence. There is a tremendous need for these services in our community and La Casa's is commitment is commendable.
I have volunteered with Casa De Las Madres. They provide a very important service for the community with counseling and support, as well as the drop in center and shelter. They are also a strong voice and advocate for many who feel that they are unable to speak up. The staff and volunteers are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and supportive.
I volunteered on the event committee with La Casa — this is a group of extremely hard-working and dedicated people who are truly passionate about the mission of the organization. Not only do they provide a service for a real need in San Francisco, they have also become a strong, powerful voice in the community raising awareness about an issue that is too often put in the dark.
I am a current employee at La Casa de las Madres and I have been with the organization for 7 months. I started my journey in the nonprofit sector in hope of creating positive change at scale and that is exactly what La Casa is doing today.
I stand with La Casa because I am passionate and determined to make a difference in peoples lives - today - tomorrow - and for future generations. I believe in La Casa's mission and I too envision a society where violence is not tolerated and all individuals and families have equal access to basic resources and a safe place to call home.
I enjoy working with my team, I feel motivated and inspired every day. In my current position I have the opportunity to create awareness, educate, and inspire others to make a difference. I look forward to the future and I am excited to see La Casa grow in years to come.
I began participating in La Casa’s events several years ago and grew inspired to volunteer after seeing their community impact and meeting so many wonderful people. La Casa is an indispensable advocate, motivating themselves and others to help continue the ongoing expansion and improvement of essential services.
I have volunteered with La Casa for over a year now and have found the work to be incredibly fulfilling. The people I have met, (employees, volunteers & clients) are incredibly kind, generous and inspiring. I especially recommend the 40-hour training that La Casa provides - it was both informative and engaging.
I look forward to working further with this amazing organization.
Just last night, a woman approached me asking for money - in San Francisco this happens all the time. What stood out to me is what she was asking for, she needed $40 to get to a woman's shelter in San Mateo, because La Casa was full. This broke my heart, when a woman gets the courage to finally say ENOUGH and get out of a bad situation, she should not have to go to another city to get help. This is why I volunteer with La Casa De Las Madres, so we can raise enough money to open up more beds in the shelter and get help to women and families when needed.
La Casa has had a tremendous impact on the San Francisco community thanks to their holistic approach (advocacy, community education, shelter services, and survivor resources) and stellar leadership. They very effectively allocate their resources, operating with a streamlined staff, focusing on critical needs, and working with committed and well-trained volunteers when possible. I’m proud to have worked with their organization in various capacities for nearly ten years (donor, volunteer, Steering Committee member) and am excited to continue to support them in the future.
I'm a volunteer with La Casa and I can't say enough about this wonderful organization. La Casa doesn't merely raise awareness for their cause, they actually provide services and effect real change in their community. As a volunteer, I hear survivor stories all the time and have seen first-hand the type of invaluable help La Casa provides -- from their hotline, to their shelter, to their work with schools, the police, and San Francisco in general -- they are an essential organization to the SF Bay Area. They care deeply about their clients and do such an amazing job providing them with services. I'm honored to work with them!
La Casa has been a wonderful place to work. I feel inspired by my colleagues and have the ability to explore my interests in the work place while doing meaningful work that I am passionate about. Staff is welcoming, patient and compassionate. I am lucky to work with such smart, kind people.
La Casa De Las Madres supports women in crisis, need, or transition. The crisis hotline helps. The safe housing provides a solution to issues that arise through broken homes, IPV, and or the streets.
I have been employed with La Casa for some time now. The entire staff are hard working individuals who truly believe in the mission and work that is done throughout the community. As a employee, I feel appreciated by management, who go above and beyond to support the staff.
I have been a volunteer for La Casa for almost a year now and have loved being involved with their life-changing work. The 40-hour volunteer training is incredibly thorough, informative, and inspiring. I also really appreciated how open all the leaders were to feedback about the structure of the training. I have volunteered at the shelter, the drop-in center, and several events (where I represented La Casa). I have felt valued and heard as staff are sensitive to my interests and desires when they send me volunteer needs. However, most importantly, I feel like I am able to help La Casa fulfill its mission during my volunteering and I feel like all the staff have welcomed me in with open arms. Being able to help in a real way has been incredible! This is a judgement free place where staff are really dedicated to ending domestic violence!
Last year before I started volunteering for La Casa De Las Madres I took the DV training that they offer. I have learned enormous amount of information from different fields related to domestic violence. Now I am happy to volunteer at the events representing La Casa De Las Madres and their services. I have closely been working with Kara Duggan and Andrea Diaz all that time. They both are wonderful! They have been supporting me and helping me tremendously.
La Casa De Las Madres is GREAT!!!
I started volunteering with La Casa in February, after moving to San Francisco six months prior. The training was comprehensive, and a wonderful introduction to services, resources, and non-profits throughout the city. It helped me to connect to a new urban landscape and commit to helping to make positive change. Working at the shelter has been incredibly uplifting - the opportunity to work and play with these women and their families has been joyful and heart-warming. It's a privilege and a pleasure to volunteer with La Casa.
I came to La Casa after working for 2 years as a volunteer at the emergency shelter. I enjoyed my volunteer experience so much that I chose to commit myself full-time to the work of La Casa. I have consistently been impressed by the unrelenting focus of the organization on eliminating domestic violence in the Bay Area.
As both an employee and volunteer, I have always felt respected, well-managed and challenged…
La Casa has a rich history of advocating and assisting domestic violence survivors in our community. I am proud to work for an organization that continues to strive towards a violence-free future.
I have worked for La Casa for almost 3 years. During my time here I have advanced professionally and continue to learn and be challenged. La Casa continues to support my development in the field and acknowledge my contribution to the team. I appreciate immensely the team-work mentality. I have felt supported and nurtured by all staff, including the management team.
La Casa de las Madres is a great place to work. In my time at La Casa I have been continuously supported by the Executive Director as well as the management team. In fact, the entire staff works collaboratively and effectively to ensure success of this program. I continue to see my own growth as well as the growth of other employees with all the training and development opportunities we are given. I know my continued work at La Casa is not only appreciated and acknowledged by managers and directors, but also the community served.
La Casa has a wonderful history in the community of helping domestic violence survivor women and children. The employees are passionate about the work they do.
There is an excessive amount of turnover for a reason, and it is easy to understand why there are lawsuits against this organization.
The value of any given employee's expertise and skills is of no relevance or interest to management. Over-bearing micromanagement does not make space for employees to serve the clients the mission sets out to assist. Experts in their field, the passionate employees of La Casa are not trusted to perform their job functions by the ED, who walks through the office each day muttering put downs and setting the office tone of tension and fear. The Associate Director reorganizes the development associates desk while they are trying to perform their job functions, and criticizes what and how most phone calls are handled, so that 4 people have held the position within year's time. The most recently 'promoted' Program Manager has insufficient experience to perform the work the position requires. She makes inappropriate comments about crashing employees weddings, complains most days of being tired and leaves early, though she doesn't appear to work most of the day, and rather than scheduling content related to the La Casa mission for staff meetings, has a food pantry coming for 6 hour and half sessions to make food since she like to eat.
Volunteers are considered warm bodies to patch the holes left with so much employee turnover, and there is utterly no appreciation for their dedication and time .
A solution to the ongoing crisis at the agency with the oldest domestic violence shelter in California would be to clean house, starting from the top. The governing board really needs to consider seriously the employment turnover and examine carefully what is happening inside the organization domestic violence survivors think of when they need help, and further, consider how these clients' needs are being met when the staff and volunteers are disregarded so frivolously. This 40 year old organization will quickly crumble if new leadership and organizational restructuring is not implemented soon.
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